DANIEL. Daniel, an OT hero, is the main character of the book of Daniel. Of royal or noble birth (Dan 1:3), Daniel was taken captive to Babylonia by Nebuchadnezzar in 605 b.c. with other Jewish youths of like ability and attainments (1:1–7), where he spent the remainder of his life and gained distinction
DAN´IEL (danʹyel; “God is my judge”). One of three persons in Scripture with this name (for the other two, see immediately above). The life and prophecies of this celebrated prophet and minister at the court of Babylon are contained in the book bearing his name. Nothing is known of his parentage or family,
DanielDaniel, the hero of the Book of Daniel, represented as a Jew in the Babylonian exile who is skilled in the interpretation of dreams and is miraculously preserved in the lions’ den. Daniel was already the name of a legendary wise man in Ezek. 28:3 and was linked with Noah and Job (Ezek. 14:14).